AMA with Tommy ’86

AMA with Tommy ’86

  I fully agree with Perturbator. Today, there are many artists in this synthwave scene which are stuck in the 80's. They always trying to get something that sounds 80's as much as possible and always use the same clichés: Miami beaches, cars, palm trees, girls, etc. All too often, albums sounds the same! It was never my vision of the 80's and I always tried to make the difference. I'm no longer consider myself as part of this scene. An artist must always evolve his style. If tomorrow, synthwave disappears, I don't want to fall with the scene.
AMA with Volkor X

AMA with Volkor X

  I've always been fascinated by Sci-Fi, space, and aliens. So when Volkor X came to life, he had to be an alien. The name comes from "Volcor", one the bad guy in a japanese scifi series from the 80s. It was called "San Ku Kaï" aka "Space Ninja" aka "Message from Space: Galactic Wars" and many more aka's I guess :D In the series, Volcor is the commander of the bad guys' army, he's full of hate, and absolutely awesome!
AMA with Gost

AMA with Gost

  It's hard to guess what the next progression will be. Especially in a genre that draws its inspiration from the past. If I had to guess though, I would guess a more EDM approach as the genre gets more popular unfortunately.
AMA with Absolute Valentine

AMA with Absolute Valentine

  I have chosen this style because to me it sounds as the most futuristic and promising style. I'm also born in the 80's and i love the graphics art universe as cyberpunk, old 80's ads, old Sci-Fi movie and more.
AMA with Tokyo Rider

AMA with Tokyo Rider

  I'm a bit bitter about the direction the scene has taken. I'm not a big fan of dark-synth, I prefer something more melodic - like Miami Nights, Mitch Murder or Robert Parker. Today, I think, many producers are somewhat stuck with giallo and John Carpenter stuff. I can understand them (after all, the biggest names are more or less dark-synth ones), but I can't stop feeling that if this keeps on going, outrun might end up as the next sea-punk.
As for the innovation, I'm not even sure that it will be a correct word for a scene that identifies as "new retro", aimed at reviving and reinventing sounds. I think, there are many sounds that were somewhat left behind, and there are certainly many talented producers to exploit them - at least this is what I want to believe
AMA with Arcade High

AMA with Arcade High

  We are constantly evolving that process. Pat and I have been working together for about a year and a half now and it's always changing. Typically we sit down and start with an influence track, I'll usually lay down a basic drum beat, Pat then drops some bass onto it, then we go back and forth adding different synths. For this latest album, we've been really focusing on finding the hook of our song, something for the listener to attach to.
AMA with Blood Music

AMA with Blood Music

  This is one of the rare instances where the artist came to me and I said yes, although as the label gets more known, the quality of those artists gets higher. Dynatron came to me a few days before "Aeternus" was released and asked me to release it on vinyl. I had already decided to stop doing vinyl-only releases, so I just straight up told him I couldn't consider it. So, he went through with his release plans, but he dropped me a link to download the album. I've been playing it for months, so sometime during my holiday I dropped him a line and we just talked about upcoming stuff. He sent me links to some stuff he was working on and "Aeternus" was sinking in with me more and more. I like the fact that his music is dark but not EVIL - so he is exploring a very different dimension of the same universe as the other electro guys on the roster. I became very convinced this would be a strong partnership and him too. It wasn't more complicated than that, I got really into his stuff, and I liked chatting with him and where he was going and how it fit within the context of the label.
Synthetic Sitdown with Floydshayvious, Talks Notes From the Sprawl

Synthetic Sitdown with Floydshayvious, Talks Notes From the Sprawl

  We talk to Floydshayvious about his latest VGM inspired Synthwave album "Notes From the Sprawl", the time sink that is Diablo, Meditating to cure ailments, and deeper into his inspirations.
Synthetic Sitdown with Robert Parker, Talks Crystal City

Synthetic Sitdown with Robert Parker, Talks Crystal City

  We talk to Robert Parker about his album Crystal City, How he got started in synthwave, What it's like collaborating with friends, and Hardware compared to software synthesizers!
Synthetic Sitdown with Absinth3, Talks Retropolis

Synthetic Sitdown with Absinth3, Talks Retropolis

  We talk to Synthwave artist Absinth3 about his nostalgia driven Album Retropolis, Underage drinking, Groupies, and His love for the game. (Which is to be sold not told)